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Old 04-25-2014, 05:48 AM   #721
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I think I'm going to go with the planet earth/life box set.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:18 AM   #722
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Anyone who has the 2007 release be willing to trade the artwork for the Special Edition packaging?
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:31 AM   #723
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I'm assuming this will work on a U.S. blu-ray player? And that there should be no differences between this and the U.S. set, right?
Depends on your player. While they are region free you would need a player that can handle 50hz which a lot can't. Especially Sony players.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:36 AM   #724
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Depends on your player. While they are region free you would need a player that can handle 50hz which a lot can't. Especially Sony players.
Thanks. Yeah, my main player is a Sony. Oh well.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:50 PM   #725
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

or this?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Blu-ray...&keywords=life

I'm assuming this will work on a U.S. blu-ray player? And that there should be no differences between this and the U.S. set, right?

As mentioned the UK release of Life is 50i so incompatible with US Sony (and other brands) other than the PS4.

The regular UK Planet Earth is 24p which I think is the one in the combination package you linked so it would play fine
The UK Special Edition Planet is 50i encoded however and has a PAL DVD as one of the discs so a couple problems.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:45 PM   #726
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I hate the cardboard sleeve style on the standalone special edition and the life/planet earth combo.

I may get the The BBC High Definition Natural History Collection with Planet Earth Special Edition. Anyone have this edition know if the Planet Earth set comes in a plastic amaray?
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:38 PM   #727
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I hate the cardboard sleeve style on the standalone special edition and the life/planet earth combo.

I may get the The BBC High Definition Natural History Collection with Planet Earth Special Edition. Anyone have this edition know if the Planet Earth set comes in a plastic amaray?
I bought the BBC Natural History 2 for Life to get it in a Viva Elite case. I've seen pics, and Planet Earth comes that way, too. Just have to make sure you're getting the six-disc edition and not the four-disc set. There are editions of both.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:23 AM   #728
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Is it possible to get the Planet Earth: Special Edition with a slipcase in decent condition?

I ordered it a couple of weeks ago and it came in terrible condition from Amazon, despite the shipping box being pretty sturdy. It seemed the item was damaged before shipping, and the corners of the book were also quite dinged, with one of the disc holder/pages being busted as well. I thought it was bad enough to warrant an exchange, so I contacted them and they replaced it for me.

However, the replacement is in less than ideal condition as well. The shipping package was again pretty sturdy, and the item was likely damaged before it was shipped. I'm not going to ask for a replacement this time, since it's not that bad, but the creases in the slipcase are quite annoying.

The problem with this item is that you hardly ever see it in store, so it's pretty much impossible to pick out a satisfactory one yourself.

I ordered Life as well when I originally ordered Planet Earth. This has a similar slipcase which came in perfect condition, so I'm pretty sure it's possible to get a good one. Guess I'm just having bad luck.

This isn't a cheap set, even when on sale, and considering it's something like a collector's item, it's kind of disappointing to get it in less-than-stellar condition.
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Is there anywhere to get the Sigourney Weaver narrated one that isn't $60 on amazon??
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Is there anywhere to get the Sigourney Weaver narrated one that isn't $60 on amazon??
I think Discovery discontinued this a long time ago and nobody has sold this regularly for quite a while. The only place I've seen it in nearly 3 years is on Ebay. If you are patient there will be copies for around $20 there occasionally new, but most of the time used. The slipcover/slipbox is much more difficult to get in OK condition even when sealed.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:38 PM   #731
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I used to have the 2007 Planet Earth that came in a regular blu ray case but, I sold it a couple years ago. I saw that Best Buy had the later release (6 Disc) for $19.99 so, I grabbed the last one on the shelf despite the box being a little bit dinged up. I opened it the next day and WOW! I have never seen a blu ray disc that scratched up. The first disc was horrible! There were a couple others that had scratches and glue around the edges. Only 2 discs out of the whole set were in acceptable condition. I took it back to BB today, and they had five new copies in mint condition. The lady at the service desk was nice enough to let me open it to make sure that all the discs were in mint condition as well. I can't wait to watch this again. I remember some amazing shots from this series but, I know there is so much more that I have forgotten from this doc in the past few years.
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